Live Entertainment

Please submit all required material via email to, or mail to:

City of New Orleans One Stop Shop
Attention: ABO/Live Entertainment Processing
1340 Poydras St, Suite 800
New Orleans, LA 70112


In accordance with Chapter 14-310 of the City Code of New Orleans, the fees are as follows:

Non-Refundable Fees

Gross Sales Non-Profit For Profit
$0 - $10,000



$10,001 - $50,000



Over $50,000




MAIL IN OR DROP OFF PAYMENT: All checks, cashier's checks, or money orders shall be payable to the City of New Orleans.

ONLINE PAYMENT: We accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. You can pay online by logging in at and searching for your item by application or invoice number after the application has been entered into the system.

Required Documents

  1. Completed, signed Live Entertainment Application Form
  2. Acknowledgment of Bar Standards or Restaurant Use form, per CZO 20.3.G or 20.3.ZZ.
  3. Application fees, in accordance with Chapter 14-310 of the City Code of New Orleans


  1. Complete, signed ABO & Live Entertainment Renewal Form
  2. Application fees (see above), in accordance with Chapter 14-310 of the City Code of New Orleans

The following items are only required if changes have occurred:

  1. Executed copy of your lease - NOTE: the lease or management agreement must be between the landowner and business.
  2. Plot Plan/Layout - A plot plan/layout of the entire floor area that will be occupied by the proposed business clearly labeling measurements of all rooms, attached and unattached buildings, property lines, doors, windows, preparation areas and equipment, restrooms, amusement devices, emergency exits and lighting locations, back of house operations, and any other related features. Diagram must be large enough to be legible, at least 8 1/2" by 11".
  3. Acknowledgment of Bar Use Standards or Acknowledgment of Restaurant Use Standards
  4. Litter Abatement Checklist approved by the Department of Sanitation

To check for active Live Entertainment licenses, please use this link.

For Live Entertainment violations, please email

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